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Chennai Super Kings vs Kings XI Punjab, 45th T20 Match IPL 2013

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Chennai won by 15 runs | Chennai Super Kings Vs Kings XI Punjab Live Score, 45th Match

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Suresh Raina: 'It feels amazing when you win the game. I need to play till the last ball, its great when you deliver when the team needs. 180 target is still not great on this track. Credit goes to the bowlers. Even if you score 180, then its important that the bowlers do well. I was hitting the ball really well and was spending a lot of time with Hussey and Dhoni.'
Suresh Raina is the Man of the Match.
MS Dhoni: 'Still we have not yet performed as well as we did in the 4th edition. Good thing we are getting better with each game. When you are in the top 2 everyone will want to catch up with you. That's when you need to do well. We did really well, initially the wicket was on the slower side. Except the tactical error of bringing in Raina, I was happy with the bowling. I think the performance was really great, Bravo at the end brought us in the game. It's important to let fast bowlers finish their overs if they are bowling well. If you bring them back at the end they are bound to go for runs. Its the dressing room atmosphere which has helped us. We try to treat everyone as family. Our owners know the cricket really well and they have been supporting cricket for a long time. What's important is that we enjoy each other's success
David Hussey: 'We let it go in the last 3 overs with tbe ball. Our batsmen played really well especially Miller and Marsh. We have got 5-6 games to go and we will want to win all of them. I thought our bowlers up front were outstanding. We have won only 1 game from the 4 games on the road. Looking forward to the home leg.
Kudos to Punjab acutally. They put in a brave fight just like they did in the match against Mumbai, but came up against a spirited Dwayne Bravo (who now is the highest wicket-taker in this edition) with the ball. Miller is turning out to be a finishing expert and Punjab will be very happy with Marsh's knock. But at the end of the day, Chennai played like champions and the star of the show was centurion Suresh Raina. The following tweet sums it up very well. Tweet via @cricms: Chennai have an incredible quality to give false hopes to their opposition before killing those hopes brutally.
End of over 20, runs (W W 2 1 W . )
MOH: 171/6
Manpreet Gony - 0(1) This over: 0 runs
David Miller - 51(26) This over: 3 runs
Dwayne Bravo
(4.0 - 0 - 34 - 3)
19.6 Dwayne Bravo to Manpreet Gony 0
no run, slower delivery outside off, Gony looks to smack and misses. Just 3 runs off the last over. Chennai win and retain their position on the top of the table.
Manpreet Gony, right handed bat, comes to the crease
19.5 Dwayne Bravo to Rajagopal Sathish W
out Lbw!! Third wicket in the over for Bravo. Yorker length delivery on middle, Sathish tries to squeeze it out and misses, he was hit on the toe which was in front of middle. 2nd golden duck by a Punjab batsman in this over. Sathish lbw b Dwayne Bravo 0(1)
3 wickets for Dwayne Bravo. Dwayne Bravo is on a roll.
19.4 Dwayne Bravo to David Miller 1
1 run, the crowd erupt, they know Chennai can't lose this. Full on the leg stump, smacked to long on for just a single
Three balls, three sixes needed.
19.3 Dwayne Bravo to David Miller 2
2 runs, yorker length delivery just outside off, punched through the extra cover region, comes back for an easy two. Punjab need more.
50 runs for David Miller
Rajagopal Sathish, right handed bat, comes to the crease
19.2 Dwayne Bravo to Gurkeerat Singh W
out Caught by Michael Hussey!! Another wicket and he is on a hat-trick. Slower delivery on middle from around the wicket, Gurkeerat was early into the loft and scooped it straight to Michael Hussey at long on. He does not drop those dollies. But the batsmen crossed. Miller is on strike. Gurkeerat Singh c Michael Hussey b Dwayne Bravo 0(1)
5 wickets down for MOH. Out batsman is Gurkeerat Singh
Gurkeerat Singh, right handed bat, comes to the crease

Match details

Toss : Chennai won the toss and elected to bat first

Umpires : Marais Erasmus (South Africa) and Vineet Kulkarni (India)

TV umpire : Nigel Llong (England)

Match referee : Raju Mukherjee (India)

Teams

Chennai Super Kings : Wriddhiman Saha, Michael Hussey, Suresh Raina, S Badrinath, MS Dhoni(c & wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Albie Morkel, Dwayne Bravo, Ravichandran Ashwin, Chris Morris, Mohit Mahipal Sharma.

Kings XI Punjab : Shaun Marsh, Mandeep Singh, David Hussey(c), David Miller, Luke Pomersbach, Rajagopal Sathish, Gurkeerat Singh(wk), Manpreet Gony, Piyush Chawla, Praveen Kumar, Parvinder Awana.

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